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Antiquities museum reopens in Syria's rebel-held Idlib

Antiquities museum reopens in Syria's rebel-held Idlib

An antiquities museum in Syria's rebel-held province of Idlib said to house one of the world's oldest dictionaries reopened on Monday after five years, an AFP correspondent said.

Syrian weapons storage explosion in Idlib kills dozens

Syrian weapons storage explosion in Idlib kills dozens

An explosion in a residential building thought to be storing weapons and ammunition in Syria's rebel-held Idlib killed at least 39 people including 12 children on Sunday, a war monitor said.

Syria's first lady diagnosed with breast cancer

Syria's first lady diagnosed with breast cancer

The announcement came with a photo of the first lady in loose clothing and trainers, sitting on a chair in a hospital room with an intravenous drip inserted in her left hand.

Head of Syria research centre killed in car bombing

Head of Syria research centre killed in car bombing

The head of a Syrian research facility that Western countries say was part of a chemical weapons programme was killed when his car was blown up, the pro-Syrian government newspaper al-Watan said on Sunday.

Government forces close to capturing last of southwestern Syria

Government forces close to capturing last of southwestern Syria

Government forces are on the brink of seizing the last part of southwestern Syria in insurgent hands, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Monday.

Kurds say they will 'chart roadmap to decentralised Syria' with Damascus

Kurds say they will 'chart roadmap to decentralised Syria' with Damascus

A Syrian Kurdish group said on Saturday it had decided with the government to "chart a roadmap to a democratic and decentralised Syria", but there was no immediate confirmation from Damascus.

More than 180 dead in IS attacks on southern Syria

More than 180 dead in IS attacks on southern Syria

A string of suicide blasts and raids claimed by the Islamic State group killed more than 180 people in southern Syria on Wednesday, in one of the jihadists' deadliest ever assaults in the country.

Israel says shoots down Syrian warplane

Israel says shoots down Syrian warplane

Israel shot down a Syrian fighter jet with surface-to-air missiles on Tuesday after the plane infiltrated airspace it controls, the military said, in a rare incident that could provoke tensions.

Hundreds of Syrian refugees return home from Lebanon

Hundreds of Syrian refugees return home from Lebanon

In Lebanon's eastern border town of Arsal, men, women and children of all ages piled into cars, minivans and tractors.

Russian-backed air strikes hit Islamic State in southern Syria

Russian-backed air strikes hit Islamic State in southern Syria

Russian and Syrian jets stepped up their bombing of an Islamic State bastion along the Jordan-Israel border in southwestern Syria, as the militants pushed into areas abandoned by other rebel groups, diplomatic and opposition sources said.

Jordan takes in 'White Helmets' evacuated from Syria

Jordan takes in 'White Helmets' evacuated from Syria

The Israeli military said that it had completed "a humanitarian effort to rescue members of a Syrian civil organisation and their families".

Syrian army pushes into Quneitra province

Syrian army pushes into Quneitra province

The Syrian army and its allies made advances in the southwest that bring it closer to the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights border, state television and rebels said on Saturday.